Prologue - Briar
“I know you're going to be really upset - I don't want you to be upset, believe me - and I know this isn't going to be easy. I really want the best for us, but this is... I guess what I’m trying to get at is… well, I mean..."
His voice shuddered on the other end of the line. I didn't want to know.
. . .
Those words, spoken to me by the one person in the world who I thought I could truly trust. Those words, making my stomach do acrobatics. Those words, making the ache in my heart turn into utter gnawing. Everything I was - everything we were - disappearing. And there was nothing I could do to stop it. I was powerless - like trying to hold water between your fingers.
How did I get here?